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Kevin Burke
USC Gould School of Law

Kevin Burke

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: August 18, 2022

Kevin Joseph Burke works with an international law firm with offices in the UK and Asia, and a global reach through a law firm alliance network. His focus is in the areas of law firm strategy, management and legal services innovation. Burke’s professional background followed a path from litigation specialist and jury trial lawyer to leadership and governance of an AMLAW 200 firm as a law firm chairman. As the firm chairman his work was directed toward modernizing the firm’s technology platform, adding a C-level tier of administrative and operations professionals and prioritized diversity and inclusion, LBGTQ mandates and opportunities for partnership membership.

Burke is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers; fellow, American Bar Foundation and fellow, Litigation Counsel of America. He is pursuing his interest in the evolution of the legal services sector and law firm management consulting.

At USC Gould, Burke teaches Business of Law: Future of Legal Service Delivery, which offers practical and real perspectives on the legal profession. The course explores a historical foundation of law as a profession throughout most of the 20th century and the drivers of change transforming the sector from a professional model to more of a business model. The course covers a range of topics including client driven change, innovation, consequential stressors, technology and digitalization, and business model design.


The New York Times
January 28, 2023
Re: Jody David Armour

Professor Jody Armour was interviewed by the New York Times about the recent policy brutality incident that led to the death of Tyre Nichols. “It’s not just a Black and white issue, but a Black and blue one. And when you put on that blue uniform, it often becomes the primary identity that drowns out any other identities that might compete with it," Armour said.


Jonathan Barnett
December, 2022

"The China Innovation Challenge." Center for Strategic & International Studies interview, Washington, D.C.

Robin Craig
December, 2022

"The Clean Water Act and the Ocean: An Unfulfilled Promise." Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law 14 (2022): 3.

Robin Craig
December, 2022

"Rights of Nature Is Becoming a U.S. Reality." Natural Resources & Environment. Prepublished December 2, 2022.